Monday, August 30, 2021

Dreamy Freesia, Berries & Blossoms

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I have struggled to find time to color and was finally able to 
get some markers and water going.

This stamp set has been in my NBUS box way too long.  I hope to get around to
doing the other berries in the set soon.

I used Distress markers and my waterbrush for the main image
and re-inker for the wash background.

And squeaking in just under the wire, I used another NBUS.
This time it's a die.  I'm loving the new textured dies!

I used an alcohol inked piece where I dropped alcohol ink on Yupo, added
some alcohol and used the blower to move the ink around.  I rubbed
some Deco foil over the sticky areas.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes (Didn't do the optional Interactive)
Memory Box Outside the Box - White Focal Point
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff
30 Day Coloring Challenge

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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Berries Delight, Sprinkles & Smiles (PB)
Ink:   Archival Jet Black, Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Bundled Sage, Tea Dye,Gathered Twigs (DM), Rustic Wilderness (DI) 
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Neenah
Other:  Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet re-inker for wash), White Posca Pen (splatters), Caran D'ache Supracolor pencils

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Bitty Birthday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Midnight Muse
Paper:   Yupo, Neenah
Other:  Dreamy Freesia Die (MB), Alcohol Inks (Stonewash, Indigo (Ranger),Deco Foil, Mini Slimline Double Stitched Die (Kat Scrappiness), Subtle EF (SU), Skinny Strips Die (MFT)


Susan said...

Two beautiful cards. Of course, loving blue as I do, my favourite is the second one - such gorgeous shades of blue and a great bit of sparkle from the deco foil. The white looks so fresh and crisp against it.

JoAnn said...

Two beautiful cards. Your coloring is always fabulous. I love the pretty blue alcohol ink background with the white diecut. Thanks for sharing these beauties. Have a great week.

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous vase of flowers, beautifully coloured Bonnie, and I love the softly watercoloured background, and then the second with the striking AI background and such a wonderful contrasting white die cut flower within the stitched rectangular frame..both so lovely! x

Cat Craig said...

Bonnie, Two lovely cards. The softness of your water-colored berries is so perfect heading into the last days of summer. That AI background is stunning and the bit of deco foil adds a sweet touch. Beautifully done.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolor wash background and beautifully watercolored freeshia, Bonnie. I have been LOVING your watercolored cards, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

two beautiful cards Bonnie, your flowers in the vase is so wonderfully coloured and love the stark contrast with the blue and white in the second ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Two equally beautiful, but totally different cards Bonnie - love the freesia one in particular
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

This beauty was worth the wait, Bonnie! and your AI background [even blue] was waiting for your perfect, textured bloom!
Two gorgeous cards, my friend! xx

Nstiz said...

WOW, Bonnie! Your painting is exquisite! Love the highlights and shadows in your first card. I could only hope someday to do that! Can’t get over that you can color with distress markers! Your blue card is gorgeous too- and love the added foil to the alcohol ink. I need to pull mine out again. Two absolutely beautiful cards.

JosieD said...

Two beautiful cards, Bonnie. The contrasting backgrounds show how important it is to get the background right with the image, and you sure know how to do it.

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful cards mf...
Hope you are well.
xx Karen

Lisa Elton said...

Two pretty cards, Bonnie! Your backgrounds on both are marvelous!

Bobby said...

Those two vases of flowers/berries are so sweet and beautifully colored, Bonnie. I love the way you did the background. It adds so much warmth to the card. Gold on blue alchohol ink - what a stunner with all that white.

Leslie Miller said...

Your first card is so pretty with the awesome stamp beautifully colored. I love it so much I had to look up the stamp set. The sentiment set, too. Just window shopping. What a dramatic impact your AI background gives your second card! Brilliant color and contrast. Pretty die and the touch of gold from the deco foil is really nice.

Loll said...

Amazing watercolouring of your vases of flowers Bonnie! Gorgeous colours, shading and love that fabulous background. LOVE the gorgeous and vibrant blue of your AI background with the textured white die-cut flower. It's so beautiful! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Your flower vase scene is a work of art, Bonnie!! Just love it and your AI background with the white freesia too!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Two lovely cards Bonnie, glad you used your NBUS - that is a really lovely stamp and your AI background is too gorgeous to show off the lovely die cut, hugs Robyn

Brenda said...

Glad you were able to find some time to color, it's hard I know with our busy lives. I am so loving your card. The scene is gorgeous and of course you have watercolored it beautifully! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Such a gentle and beautiful first card and such a vibrant and eye catching second one Bonnie x.

BożenA said...

WOW !!! How beautifully arranged card. I love deep red flowers and berries on a beautiful watercolor background. Your background is very beautiful, I love all the color gradations because it adds energy to the picture.
The second card is amazing in contrast. Great card !!

HilaryJane said...

Two brilliant cards, the water colouring on your first card is really very special and the alcohol inked background is just stunning and looks amazing behind your white die cut xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your watercolored Freesia is so beautiful, and the washed background is amazing, Bonnie!
The white die-cut flower pops on the gorgeous AI background. Love the shades of blue and a touch of gold foil!
Hideko xx

Ros Crawford said...

They are so lovely! I really like that stamp on your first card and the colouring

Monica C. said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I love your coloring on the first one and the white flower on that blue background is striking in the second one.
I am also finding it hard to find time to color and I love doing it so much 😭
Hugs Monica

TK said...

Both are beautiful, Bonnie! Wonderful coloring, and beautiful AI background for your die, I too love those dies that add so much

Sandy said...

I have always loved your colored flowers and that blue is out of this world!!
Sandy xx